I’ve been experimenting quite a bit recently with making my own homemade natural beauty recipes. I created an herbal facial steam a while back, which I’ve been pairing with my latest little concoction – a rejuvenating and balancing DIY facial mask using hibiscus powder.
This recipe is actually (entirely) inspired by S.W. Basics’ 3-Ingredient Hibiscus Mask. I wanted to see if I could re-create it myself, while saving a little money in the process. (S.W. Basics’ costs $22 for 2 oz. After purchasing the ingredients myself, I ended up paying around $13 and getting 5 oz worth).
The Benefits of Hibiscus in Skincare
Why hibiscus? It’s actually one powerhouse of an ingredient. It can be used in teas, hair treatments, bath bombs – you name it. When used in a facial mask, here’s how it benefits the skin:
- Hibiscus is full of antioxidants that can help fight skin damage
- It helps balance out the skin by both hydrating and controlling oil production
- Hibiscus powder works to exfoliate the skin and increase circulation for a smoother and more glowing complexion
- It contains anti-aging alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and amino acids, both of which help to revive the skin
Let’s get started with the recipe!
DIY Hibiscus Flower Face Mask Recipe
What you’ll need (you can find all these ingredients on Etsy):
- 1 teaspoon of hibiscus flower powder
- 1 teaspoon of lavender powder
- 2 teaspoons of french green clay
- yogurt, water, or honey
- Add the hibiscus flower powder, lavender powder, and french green clay into a small bowl and mix together.
- Start adding your choice of yogurt, water, or honey to the powder mixture until it forms a thick paste.
- Apply all over your face (avoiding your eye area).
- Let the mask sit until it’s completely dry. (Don’t leave the mask on too long as the clay will start to absorb moisturize from your skin.)
- Splash water over your face to re-wet the mask, each time using your fingers to gently massage and loosen the mixture on your skin. Continue splashing/massaging until the mask is completely removed. (You can always grab a washcloth to help speed up this process.)
- Finish with a hydrating mask or your regular moisturizer.
I tend to use this hibiscus face mask about 2-3 times a month, or whenever my skin needs a boost. I love this mask because it’s incredibly multi-tasking – it exfoliates and smooths, draws out toxins and oils, and adds an all-around healthy glow!
If you’re looking to make your own hibiscus & lavender mask at home, or want to experiment creating your own recipes, you can find all sorts of powders, herbs/flowers, and clay on Etsy and Starwest Botanicals.
Have you ever tried a Hibiscus Mask?
Let me know about your experiences if you decide to give this recipe a try!